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Fellowships, Scholarships, and Postdocs

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Postdocs


  • Opportunities that are known to apply to both US and international students are marked with an "*".
  • Opportunities for postdocs are marked with an "^".





Fellowships - General

Department of Education
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships
Provides graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social science or natural sciences, including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training.

International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship Program
Provides funding for graduate students at the master’s or PhD level who are working for the development and implementation of scientifically valid alternatives to the use of animals in research, product testing and education. The foundation will consider students in fields such as sciences, humanities, psychology and journalism.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Awards 
Several funding opportunities related to international development.

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study 
Several fellowship opportunities for students to conduct research at Smithsonian institutes.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields, including STEM teaching.


Fellowships for International Students

AAUW International Fellowships^
AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards international fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Funding is available for Masters, PhD, and Postdoctoral support.  

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of partial scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  Funding is awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.  

Bridgat Scholarship Program
The Scholarships are merit-based and one individual will be awarded a one-time scholarship of up to $6,500. Major selection criteria include academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities. Applicants must be full-time graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in theU.S. and hold a valid student ID card. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply. Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.  

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA
For foriegn students to study in the US for Masters or PhD.  

Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students
For for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. Funding possible in Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change.  

KAEF Fellowship Program
For students holding a Kosovo passport in fields contributing to economic development of Kosovo. Graduates are required to return to Kosovo for two years after the program. 

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
The International Peace Scholarship Fund is provides need-based scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States.


Robert S. McNamara Phd Research Fellowships
The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships to students from developing countries of up to $25,000 annually for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad through a residency period of 6 to 10 months. 

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The scholarships funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.


Fellowships for Minority Students

American Indian College Fund (AICF)
Disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to members of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources and math.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Provides fellowships for minority students at the master’s and doctoral level in science and engineering fields. The fellowship also provides access to internships in research and development, product development and other high level technical careers.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Provides fellowships for graduate students in all fields of study who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens or children of naturalized citizen parents.

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women
The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.

U.S. National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Graduate Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek research doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.



Fellowships for Women

American Association of University Women Foundation
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.

Association of Women in Science Education Foundation Fellowships
Provides several fellowships for women pursuing doctoral degrees in science fields such as behavioral science, life science, physical science, social science or engineering.

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships
Awarded to talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering.


Fellowships in the STEM Fields

For resident of republic of tatarstan and Russian Federation passport holders who are recipients of an undergraduate degree by the time of study in the US. Priority discipliines in science, engineering, business, economics, and information technology.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellowships
The objective of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is to advance the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics. The AIAA Foundation Graduate Award program was established to promote graduate student and university research interest in technical fields (includes for example propellants and navigation). 

American Meteorological Society Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships 
This society provides funding for students in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic fields. 

Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship* 
Funding for Nigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-Americans pursuing engineering degrees. 

Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship
This is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields.

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) Program
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy-density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

Department of National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest.

EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program
This is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study.

EPA STAR Fellowships
Funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines.

Evette Harless Scholarship
National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the “Evette Harless Scholarship”. This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to up to ten graduate students. More information and the requirements are available in the organization's website.

Fannie and John Hertz Fellowships in the Applied Physical Sciences
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship empowers outstanding young people pursuing a PhD degree in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field.

Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowships
The Grote Reber Doctoral Research Program at NRAO (formerly known as the "NRAO Pre-Doctoral Research Program") is jointly sponsored by the NRAO and by universities who wish their Ph.D. thesis students to have a concentrated exposure to research in radio astronomy, its instruments, or computational techniques under the supervision of an NRAO staff astronomer or engineer.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants
Fellowships and grants supporting biomedical research.

John von Neumann Fellowship*
Applied or computational mathematics, or related computational science and engineering discipline with a maximum of three years post-doctorate expereince and a competititve salary.

Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation and Training
Funding for doctoral students studying simulation and training research and its application to fields such as computer science, engineering, psychology and education.

Michelson Grants

US Graduate students with the top proposals in three categories (gene silencing, depot formulation, and engineering/ materials science approaches to non-surgical sterilization of cats and dogs) will be awarded a $15,000 cash prize and will have the opportunity to apply for grant funding for their proposal in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Microsoft Research Student Fellowship
Provides financial support for students conducting computer science research.

National Academies Fellowships
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council offer several fellowships in science, engineering and medicine.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship 
Provides financial support for students in Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavorial Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical, and Physics. Stipends average $31,000 per year plus full tuition and fees. There is no military service obligation. 

National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program 
Graduate Fellowships in Global Nuclear Security in disciplines: Nuclear Physics/Engineering,Chemical Engineering, Radiation Health Physics, Radiochemistry, chemical Sciences, Applied Physics, or backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting. Administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship*
Funding for any discipline with focus on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. Funds first and second year, full-time graduate students. Renewable up to four years. 

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering
Fellowships and internship opportunities in science fields such as astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, mathematical sciences, physics and related engineering fields: chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical.

National Water Research Institute Fellowships
Fellowships to graduate students in the U.S. in the areas of water resources and treatment.

NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards
Support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Organization of American States*
Scholarships granted to full-time students in pursuit of Master or Doctoral level degrees in an OAS member state.

Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship
This fellowship opportunity invites a broad range of research proposals to be reviewed and conducted in Rocky Mountain National Park, including wildlife management, vegetation and riparian studies, fire ecology, cultural sciences, archeology and historic structures preservation, as well as other topics in botany, zoology, geology, history, ecology and ornithology.

The Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
Supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Sigma Xi, Grants-in-Aid
The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering.

The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
Funds innovative research that has real-world value in areas of Symantec’s business interests in information security, availability and integrity.

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowships
Funding for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship Program
Provides stipend, tuition, and fees for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines with an interest, major or concentration directly related to one of the homeland security research areas.

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Provides funding for graduate students to conduct research and study for a year at Cambridge University. 




Jansky Fellowship
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announces the 2014 Jansky Fellowship Program which provides outstanding postdoctoral opportunities for research in astronomy.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
In an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S., these fellowships support training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).